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1 The Vietnam War Jade Anderson University of Phoenix
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2 The Vietnam War The Vietnam War was a war based on fear. It was a war that started against the beliefs of most Americans. It was also a war in which the soldiers that were sent overseas to fight had no real choice in the matter. This war affected more than just the soldiers though, it also affect the people left back in the states. In fact, many people protested the war. They staged demonstrations against it. College campuses were the place where most of the larger demonstrations were taking place. The “Draft” that was still in effect from WWII was instituted. People who could not afford to go to college were instantly drafted to go to Vietnam, but others that could afford to go to college were granted deferments until they graduated. College students saw the draft as an injustice and started to realize they were getting closer to being drafted themselves. Students began protesting for the war to stop before they had to go overseas. One such protest was at Kent State University where National Guardsmen shot four students
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